Online Professional Development Workshop: Enrichment Problems in Space and Earth Science XXI

May 19, 2010 by  
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John Ensworth at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the NASA Science Mission Directorate invite you to attend an upcoming online professional development workshop.

Topic: Enrichment Problems in Space and Earth Science XXI

In the 21st bi-monthly installment of these mission- and inquiry-oriented mathematics problems, Dr. Sten Odenwald will supply background for and lead participants through problems from his “Problems in Space and Earth Science” series. The goal of these problems is to teach students about space weather by using mathematics. Each problem begins with real world questions, missions and situations, and applies the necessary mathematics for a solution. Participants may ask questions and work along in this fully interactive Webinar environment.

Date: Friday, May 21, 2010

Time: 3:00 p.m., EDT (Greenwich Mean Time -04:00, New York)

You will need a computer, a good internet connection and a telephone to participate.

Participants must first register for this meeting. There is no cost for this event.

Note: Only the first 150 registrants will be accepted. Register ASAP!

If this meeting is full, you will receive an e-mail that reads:

“Your registration for this meeting is denied.”

In that case, we ask you to please join us in the next workshop!

If you do miss this event, we will send you the link to a video archive of the workshop so you will still be able to benefit from the exercises.

Please join the meeting 10-15 minutes before start to make sure your computer is prepared to run the Webex software. You may also pre-install the Webex plug-in following the instructions at the bottom of this e-mail.

Where to register for this meeting
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Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for joining the meeting.

Closed Captioning is available during the Webinar. A link to this will be provided closer to meeting time.
For assistance

1. Go to
2. Click “Assistance”.
3. Click “Support”.

For more information, contact John Ensworth by e-mail at or by telephone at 703-312-0563.

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Subject: Summer Earth System Science Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 4-12

March 19, 2010 by  
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ReaL (Regional and Local) Earth Inquiry: Professional DevelopmentKnabusch Mathematics and Science Center in Monroe, MI: July 28-30, 2010 On behalf of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), we wouldlike to invite you to participate in an exciting new initiative toimprove Earth science education across the nation! PRI and its Museum of the Earth is a non-profit organization based in Ithaca, New York. Composed of scientists and educators, its outreachprogram aims to make the Earth and its life—and the science by which weunderstand it—accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Aspart of that mission, we are currently developing a series ofTeacher-Friendly Guides to North American Earth System Science.Supported by the National Science Foundation, the project is a five-yearinitiative that will bring regional and local Earth system science intoclassrooms across the nation. We welcome your application to participate in a professional developmentprogram that is focused on the Teacher-Friendly Guide and the VirtualFieldwork Experiences. The face-to-face workshops are a key part of a larger professionaldevelopment program. 1. The two and a half day workshop will focus on actual field work,with discussions on how to document a field site to bring your fieldexperience back to the classroom and on how to bring your students intothe field. Stipends and support for travel and lodging total $800.00per participant. 2. Ongoing virtual study groups where teacher groups of about fouruse Internet conferencing technologies to share their work and supportone another in the development of virtual fieldwork, and of teachingportfolios showcasing the virtual fieldwork.3. The creation of virtual fieldwork experiences of both theworkshop site and of sites near teacher participants’ schools. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2010. For more information and to apply goto,_Summer_2010.html David BydlowskiScience ConsultantWayne RESA33500 Van Born RoadWayne, MI 48184Phone: 734-334-1455Fax: 734-334-1411Text: 734-306-9508 If you would like to receive email regarding science education in WayneCounty, the Wayne County Math and Science listserv is for you. You willregularly receive emails about workshops, news, and events that impactscience education. To join, send an e-mail to with yourname and email address. You will then receive an email confirmation.